Chicago Med Review: Medicine Depends on Technology

Chicago Med

When we say we’re dependent on technology for everything, we’re not kidding. It’s not just huge military guidance systems and kids playing Angry Birds on their parent’s cell phones who need it. State of the art hospitals cannot function without technology. If it were just a matter of computers filing systems, it would be one thing, but important machines needed for diagnosis and surgery need that connection. When Chicago Med is cyberattacked, it’s back to old school methods.

Despite the chaos, it’s kind of nice. It reminds me of E.R. in the 90’s with their wipeboards. Thank goodness x-rays are not online and they make apps for everything these days. Dr. Choi is really the only one comfortable with this situation because of his time in the Middle East. Treating a gunshot wound without fancy machines is right up his alley. Plus it’s a good teaching experience for Noah. By the time the machines are back up and running, Choi’s diagnosis is proven right.

It’s nice that Ms. Goodwin has this hospital crisis to distract her from her ex-husband hanging around in the waiting room with his new, younger girlfriend. Bert thinks that he is getting a fun, vibrant young woman to lead him on adventures. What he doesn’t know is that his new lady friend is taking him on adventures because she has PSP, a form of Parkinson’s. I’d like to say she’s wrong for not telling Bert even though she lets his ex in on the secret, but given this man’s already walked out on one woman, maybe she’s right to want to hold onto some happiness while she can. The rampage Sharon Goodwin goes on to find the person who paid the hacker’s ransom doesn’t seem so significant after all. It’s probably better that she doesn’t know anyways. I’m not sure how well Dr. Latham would do under disciplinary review.

The technological problems in the hospital exacerbate Robin Charles’s already frayed nerves. Not that everyone isn’t on edge. Robin and Dr. Manning are able to effectively find a rare case of Valley Fever in spite of the troubles. However, her reaction to the day crosses the line from aggravated into combative. Dr. Rhodes is troubled by this, but not nearly as much as when his girlfriend claims to be hearing rats in the walls later that night.

Might the Head of Psychiatry’s own daughter be needing psychiatric help? Was it right for Dr. Latham to pay the hacker’s ransom?

Chicago Med Season 2 Episode 19 Review: "CTRL ALT"


Chicago Med struggles to work without technology for a day when their system is hacked.

User Review
0 (0 votes)

Add Comment

Green Hornet
Here’s What We Expect from Kevin Smith’s Green Hornet Series
What We’re Hoping to See from The New Splinter Cell Anime Series
What We Know about Spongebob Spinoff Kamp Koral So Far
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Celebrity Call Center
How Certain Monsters or Predators in Movies Aren’t Even The Villain
What We Learned From The “Batman: Death in the Family” Trailer
The Reason Why Deadpool 3 is Taking So Long to Make
Matrix 4
Do You Believe This New Matrix 4 Theory that Neo Travels in Time
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Oliver Hudson
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Owen Teale
10 Things You Didn’t Know about Maximilian Mundt
Who Was The “Hollywood Hustler” Scotty Bowers?
Five Superheroes That Would Make Terrifying Villains
The Time That Darkseid Actually Worked for McDonald’s
Gary Larson Brings Back Far Side Comic For First Time in Over 25 Years
Why Angry Korg is Extremely Underrated
The Top Ten Dueling Monsters In Yu-Gi-Oh!
The Top Five Yu-Gi-Oh! Villains
Vinland Saga
Why You Should Be Watching Vinland Saga
Super Anime
Check Out Mario & Luigi: Super Anime Brothers
Video Game Violence Officially Doesn’t Correlate with Real Life Violence
Here’s A Good Idea For The Last Of Us Part 3
Babish Recreates the Famous Sweetrolls from Skyrim
Dorkly Explains Why Video Game Characters Eat Bad Meat